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Success is the best revenge, but that’s only half the story

In Anatomy of the Spirit, Carolyn Myss says:

Forgiveness is not the same as telling the person who harmed you “it’s ok,” which is more or less the way people view it. Rather, forgiveness is a complex act of consciousness, one that liberates the psyche and soul from the need for personal vengeance and the perception of oneself as a victim…the consequence of a genuine act of forgiveness borders on the miraculous. It may, in my view, contain the energy that generates miracles themselves.

In Language and the pursuit of Happiness, Chalmers Brothers, writes:

Forgiveness brings peace. It’s just that simple. Show me a person in your life that you say is peaceful and I’ll show you someone who doesn’t have a list of 10 people they haven’t forgiven.

Here’s today’s two cents:

Success may be the greatest revenge, but forgiveness is the greatest success.

The best way to get back at an enemy is to be the best you can be. And the best way to be the best you can be, is to get rid of the need to get back at those who offend you.


T.K. Coleman

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